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Veticut/aerate and verseed??

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Mowgli, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. Mowgli

    Mowgli LawnSite Member
    Posts: 183

    My clients want me to Veticut/aerate and verseed.
    In the passed, i only did aerate and overseeding. Now they want verticut and i want to know if i can do all in one time deal (Veticut/aerate and verseed) or should i aerate it first, and waite two weeks to verticcut/ overseeding?
    Thanks for your input.
  2. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    Areate, spread seed, then Verticut (slice). This is all done at the same stop if possible. The slicer will also, as an added bonus, break up most of your "dirt turds" and also it gets the seed worked into the soil a little for optimal ground contact. Having the seed fall in the areation holes is great too.

    You can usually rent slicers at any rental place, or hunt around and find a good used one, or even new a good one is around $1,200.
  3. Gators_Aerator

    Gators_Aerator LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    Why not save a step and use a slit seeder.

    Aerate first, then use the slit seeder.

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